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Chris Sanders unused storyboards from the new animated film The Croods 
In Contention which Sundance films have Oscar potential?
CHUD What's next for David Fincher? Gone Girl or 20,000 Leagues or...
John August ooh listen here. A whole podcast on the wonderful Raiders of the Lost Ark
Empire Rosario Dawson nabs another female lead role. This time it's Queen of the Night from Atom Egoyan. To what do we owe this sudden upswing in her career? We want to thank whoever/whatever is responsible.

Awards Daily a trippy poster for Danny Boyle's Trance starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson
Studio Briefing 39 minutes of Cloud Atlas cut for its Chinese release. Maybe if it were 39 minutes shorter I might not have... no, never mind. Let's not go there again!
Coming Soon The Marvel Studios tv series "S.H.I.E.L.D." has begun filming
Gothamist wonders if TV's "The Carrie Diaries" (i.e. Sex & The City: the Prequel) is getting 1980s NYC all wrong
Bleeding Cool posters for 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves getting the whitewashed leading Japanese samurai role (fwiw: Keanu has some Asian ancestry so this is kind of like the Johnny Depp as Tonto thing)
MNPP Everyone's favorite moment in Skyfall 

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Let's not go there again.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeau

Thank Canada for Rosario Dawson's second female lead. Or worry because there are kids in middle school who are as old as Atom Egoyan's last good movie.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

Paolo -- way to kill my mood! ;)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

I am living for that dress. That is hilarious.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

Rosario Dawson nabs another female lead role...To what do we owe this sudden upswing in her career? We want to thank whoever/whatever is responsible.

Her relationship with an Oscar winning director.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Nat: If Cloud Atlas is problematic as is, wouldn't cuts just help exasperate the problems? When I heard the length as "160 minutes" I went "that's very short for this source material, isn't it?"

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

3rtful: WOW. I'd agree that the relationship is part of why she has the Trance part, but combined with Sin City 2 and Chavez, that's someone who's appeared in three very different films that could have highly positive critical reactions. Trance is the not-necessarily Oscary middle brow throwback thriller, Sin City 2 is the freaky mainstream fun and Chavez is the more traditional Oscar Bait, which is her most likely bid.
Nom count guesses for her films:
Sin City 2 = 2-9 noms. In order of likelihood: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Costume Design (so self consciously stylish (if also hyper sexed)), Supporting Actor (Clive Owen or Josh Brolin this time), Supporting Actress (Rosario Dawson), Editing, Director, Picture, Adapted Screenplay.
Trance = 0-3 noms. In order of likelihood: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Production Design (A main character is a FINE ART AUCTIONEER!)
Chavez: 0-3 noms. In order of likelihood: Actor, Supporting Actress (Rosario Dawson), Supporting Actor (Malkovich). Diego Luna is too unknown of a quantity for much more than that.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I find it funny that people are wondering about the '80s-authenticity of "The Carrie Diaries," because I remember that when "Sex and the City" first came out, I was expecting it to be more like the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Slaves of New York and was disappointed that it wasn't.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ.P.

Way to go people, taking the piccies away of Keanu was a real bummer...

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

I don't think there is an actress that has cried more than Natalie Portman. I think she cried in every scene of Brothers.

If you want to see Natalie in a rare dry-eyed performance watch Your Highness.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSo Sue

Nathaniel did you watch Jimmy Kimmel hosted by Matt Damon because your love Nicole Kidman humped Jimmy Kimmel. You must be so jealous.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Daly

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